Welcome To Breathe Airway
Breathe Airway is a premier private medical practice in Treasure Valley, specializing in treating breathing disorders and the underlying causes. Chelsie Todd, DMD, and her exceptional team of doctors and myotherapists are leading experts in this field.
The practice is affiliated with the Breathe Institute and has established relationships in the community with additional providers.
The Breathe Airway team focuses on precise diagnoses and comprehensive treatments of nasal obstruction, obstructive sleep apnea, headaches, snoring, breathing disorders, tongue-ties, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and more.
They use a multidisciplinary approach that’s at the forefront of airway management. Breathe Airway uses advanced standards of care through exceptional clinical education programs, pathfinding research endeavors, and superior patient care.
The Breathe Airway team specializes in not only sleep assessments, but also myofunctional therapy, CO2 laser technology, custom-fitted oral appliances, and airway pressure devices.. They also offer convenient at-home sleep studies.
To schedule an appointment at Breathe Airway, call the office or use the online booking feature today.
We are affiliated with The Breathe Institute.
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MEET OUR PROVIDERS
Chelsea Hansen, OMT
Chelsea is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has had the chance to actively practice since 2006. She is also a trained Myofunctional Therapist practic...Read More
Chelsea Hansen, OMT
Chelsea is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has had the chance to actively practice since 2006. She is also a trained Myofunctional Therapist practicing in Meridian, Idaho. Chelsea had the opportunity to study and learn more in depth about the airway and tongue relationship. After studying this relationship, she learned just how many friends and family members could benefit from learning Myofunctional techniques. Outside of work, Chelsea is a married mother of two busy kids. Chasing around kids and their activities can be frustrating and challenging, but she loves being able to watch in enjoy those times. She enjoys being outdoors and would be happy sitting on a beach almost anywhere with her family.
Chelsie Todd, DMD
Dr. Chelsie Todd is a General Dentist specializing in Tongue Ties in at Breathe Airway in Meridian, Idaho. Dr. Todd was born and raised in Salt Lake C...Read More
Chelsie Todd, DMD
Dr. Chelsie Todd is a General Dentist specializing in Tongue Ties in at Breathe Airway in Meridian, Idaho. Dr. Todd was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended Dental School at the University of Las Vegas. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned several top recognitions and awards; The Pierre Fauchard Academy Award, The Student Leadership Award, The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Award and the Quintessence Academic Achievement Award. Dr. Todd was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and the E. Steven Smith Student Honorary Dental Society. She has focused her practice treating primarily children. She has advanced her education in breathing, airway and oral facial disorders through The Breathe Institute. There is an underlying cause for problems she would frequently see with children that relates to oral structural and functional disorders. Her goal is to help people from infants to adults that have long suffered symptoms due to undiagnosed oral conditions. The results from catching the dysfunction early on can greatly impact patients’ lives. Dr Todd loves working with children and their parents to provide the best dental experience possible from a young age, to aid in a lifetime of good oral health and wellbeing.
John Mcrae, DNP
John McRae, DNP, MPH, NP-C, or Dr. John, as he’s known to his patients, is a family nurse practitioner trained to offer healthcare services to all p...Read More
John Mcrae, DNP
John McRae, DNP, MPH, NP-C, or Dr. John, as he’s known to his patients, is a family nurse practitioner trained to offer healthcare services to all populations. Through his training, Dr. John quickly realized that modern medicine tends to treat symptoms, not the individual, so he decided to take a different approach that encompasses the whole person, not just the symptom. His practice is designed to give him the time necessary to listen to his patients and get to know them. Dr. John received bachelor’s degrees in both biology and nursing from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. From there he attended A.T. Still University where he earned his master’s degree in public health. He was part of the first graduating class of nurse practitioners at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, to receive a doctoral degree. Dr. John is a member of the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. He also is an adjunct professor at Idaho State University where he teaches nurse practitioner students. When he’s not improving the health of his patients, Dr. John can be found running around outside on some adventure with his wife and three children. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, camping, competitive shooting, and adventure racing.
Lon Mcrae, DMD
Dr. McRae graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry in 1996 and has since had a successful practice in Meridian, Idaho. He ...Read More
Lon Mcrae, DMD
Dr. McRae graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry in 1996 and has since had a successful practice in Meridian, Idaho. He has continued his dental education with some of the most advanced functional and aesthetic courses available in dentistry. In 2000, Dr. McRae received an advanced degree from Pacific Aesthetic Continuum, one of the world’s most respected cosmetic dentistry training programs. This commitment to additional training keeps Dr. McRae up to speed on the latest developments in dental technology and materials, allowing him to provide the highest standard of care and comfort to his patients. After training with the nations leading aesthetic dentists, Dr. McRae has been a sought after instructor at many dental schools and teaching institutions across the nation.
Dr. McRae has had his work published in the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is well-known for his commitment to quality aesthetic and general dentistry. He is also a respected member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Crown Council, a national group of leading-edge dentists committed to providing exceptional care. In 2000, Dr. McRae was awarded the Crown Councils “Young Dentist of the Year Award”.
In partnership with the Crown Council and country music star Garth Brooks, Dr. McRae is a founding member of the Smiles for Life Foundation, an organization that benefits underprivileged and seriously ill children. Since 1998, the Smiles for Life Foundation has donated more than $33 million dollars to children in need. He also has visited Africa and Dominican Republic in recent years on several humanitarian missions to help those in need.
Dr. McRae and his wife, Holle, have been married for over 25 years and have four wonderful boys, two of which have a desire to follow in their fathers footsteps in the field of dentistry. Besides spending time with his family he also enjoys fishing, camping, hunting, mountain trail riding, is an Ironman tri-athelete, competitive sport sharp shooter, swimming, and enjoys volunteering his time to give back to the community.
The idea of taking my baby in for a tongue and lip revision was dreadful and intimidating until meeting Dr Todd and her staff. From scheduling our first appointment over the phone to seeing Dr Todd for our last follow-up, the whole experience was top notch and impressive. Dr Todd and her staff were incredibly kind and compassionate, their care was gentle and thorough, and I knew we were in the best of hands with Dr Todd. I am so grateful for her and the tremendous help she was to this new momma and my baby, and we are so very pleased with the outcome of the tongue/ lip tie release!
My son received a lip and tongue tie release. Dr. Todd and Chelsie were so comforting and fun to be around. After meeting them, I immediately felt so at ease. They were very thorough with explaining the release process, as well as aftercare and what to expect for the coming weeks. My sons release went great and has been in great spirits since! I would highly recommend Breath Airway!
Getting our daughter’s tongue tie diagnosis was a long process and it was not an easy decision to get it released. Chelsea was amazing at explaining everything that would be done ahead of time and answering all of my “new mom” questions. Dr Todd was personable and kind, making me feel comfortable leaving my daughter in her care. Breathe Airway was thorough with their follow up and sent copies of the procedure notes to the other members of our care team. Highly recommend!
My husband and I brought our newborn in to Dr. Todd for a tongue tie procedure. It was quick and easy and went really well! We feel like the staff genuinely cared for the well being of our little one and they were fantastic to work with on follow up visits. Would recommend!
Fantastic bedside manner for my infant, Dr. Todd did a fantastic job with her tongue and lip revision and wonderful post-procedure care. Very knowledgeable. Came highly recommended and they lived up to it.